Teaching Undergraduate Psychiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Learning Experiences

Asma Assa'edah Mahmud, Rosnadia Suain Bon


The novel coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic has adversely affect health, economy, and educational sectors globally. Medical universities and colleges are facing challenges to provide effective online education to their students during this prolonged period of lockdown. We describe our challenges while conducting online psychiatric medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic that include inadequate infrastructures, internet connectivity issues, students’ engagement problems and online assessments. We adapted some initiatives to maintain students’ exposure to psychiatric illnesses and provide them with learning opportunities by using interactive virtual problem-based discussion and role-plays.

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COVID-19 Pandemic; Psychiatry; Online Education; Medical Education; Role-plays

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